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Leaflet for Wikiproject UK Waterways at Wikimania 2014[edit]

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Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:48, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Sonia Rolt[edit]

An article has been created today on Sonia Rolt, a campaigner for the Inland Waterways Association (IWA), as her obituary was published today. I've tagged the article for this project - hope that is OK?— Rod talk 20:54, 3 November 2014 (UTC)

Brilliant, I'd have thought. I'm embarrassed to admit that I didn't know Sonia had died. It's great that we have an article. DBaK (talk) 21:48, 3 November 2014 (UTC)

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Harej (talk) 16:57, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Three Bridges, London[edit]

I've created an article on Three Bridges, London - Brunel's solution to the issue of how a canal, railway, and road ought to cross each other at the same site. I made extensive use of one particular source, to the extent where it got flagged by a bot. I've rewritten as far as possible to make the text more original, but would really appreciate more eyes on the piece. Grunners (talk) 18:14, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

Looks good! The obvious question about this structure is "why?". There must be some reason why the railway could only cross the canal at that point... Also, how about adding some of the technical details? According to [[1]] the railway was dug last, and there must have been some unusual effort to create the aqueduct. The fact that according to some sources there are technically only two bridges, not three, is also worth a mention? The Brentford Branch Line article has a paragraph on the Three Bridges, perhaps that should be moved / expanded upon in the new article. Spoonfrog (talk) 11:59, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

Hydrology/water chemistry on the River Tone[edit]

Can anyone help? The River Tone article is currently on GA review at Talk:River Tone/GA1. Although many of the reviewers comments have been dealt with, I have been unable to find any reliable sources with information about the hydrology/water chemistry of the river, which the reviewer sees as essential. Can anyone help?— Rod talk 16:59, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

Consett and stanley canal[edit]

Could someone please take a look at this orphan article and try link to it if possible? Thanks Gbawden (talk) 07:43, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

I cannot find any trace of this canal on Google, Hadfield Canals of the North East or RJ Dean's Historic Maps. Did it ever exist?   Oosoom Talk  16:44, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
It's gone bye-byes. Neat little hoax but not well-supported by "evidence". DBaK (talk) 12:43, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

Naming convention[edit]

What is the naming convention for sections of rivers that share a navigable waterway with a named canal? I'm trying to categorise images on commons for the River Kennet, but there are sections where the Kennet and Avon Canal is parallel and sections where they are combined. When combined, which name takes precedence? --Scillystuff (talk) 12:51, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

I know the bit you mean, through the middle of Newbury. All those swans. Anyway, you could put them in both c:Category:Bridges over the Kennet and Avon Canal and c:Category:Bridges across the River Kennet. --Redrose64 (talk) 14:17, 17 November 2016 (UTC)
I was rather hoping there was a definitive source, i.e. "The naming precedence is river, navigation, navigable waterway, canal, estuary, whatever...". I'm sure to be half way through whatever option chosen when another editor will reverse it all and explain that King Davy Jones mandated the order in the Magna Canalta and why didn't I know that :) I've already had that fun with "Bridges over / Bridges across" Scillystuff (talk) 13:53, 22 November 2016 (UTC)